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Multiple Car Part Thefts, Break-Ins Reported in Dearborn

The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A series of thefts from vehicles, and of car parts, were reported within the past week in Dearborn.

A resident of Ontario reported on Nov. 2 that her Chrysler Town and Country had its door lock punched and in-dash navigation and stereo system stolen while it was parked at the Dearborn Ice Skating Center. The theft happened between 3:30-5:30 p.m.

On Nov. 4 between midnight and 4:30 a.m., a resident of the 100 block of Mohawk reported that his Dodge Aspen was rummaged through while parked in his driveway. Nothing was missing from the vehicle.

Multiple vehicle break-ins and part thefts were reported on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

A brand new Toyota Camry in the lot of LaFontaine Toyota had its rims and tires stolen between 6 p.m. Nov. 6 and 11 a.m. Nov. 7, according to employees. The car was parked in the new vehicle lot off of Telegraph Road.

Also overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, a resident reported that the windor of her Honda Odyssey was broken out on the 600 block of Highland. Nothing was stolen.

Another Town and Country was reported as broken into between 8:30 a.m.-4:42 p.m. on Nov. 7. The van was parked in the structure at Village Plaza on Michigan Avenue. The owner had been at work all day and found that her window was shattered and her navigation system, stolen.

A Ford Explorer belonging to local business Ozoor Express was stolen from the home address of the owners between 10 p.m. Nov. 7 and 10 a.m. Nov. 8. The car had been parked in front of their home on the 7600 block of Normile, and all sets of keys were accounted for.

Dearborn Police have urged residents to take proper precautions in preventing car thefts and break-ins, including removing all valuables, securing the car in a safe place, and locking the car. Residents are also reminded to never leave the car running—even in their driveway.

For questions on this crime report, email dearborn@patch.com.

Ali Jaafar November 11, 2012 at 11:36 PM
This the same area my car got broken into. Fortunately i caught them and had the cops track them down. They are doing it with the same car. I hear it once or twice a week around 3-4 am. I have called the police, but they say there is nothing they can do about it. I find it odd. I know for sure its them, i have seen the car, i have heard the car, i have chased the car. Its the same car each night.
car part January 28, 2013 at 01:06 PM
Some car salvage sales are set so that the public can purchase repairable parts for automobiles that they may need for fixing their own car.

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